Reviews & Features

Our reviews and ‘best of’ articles relating to music, food, art, shopping and more in and around Birmingham.

The Best Spas in Birmingham

With the constant stresses of Christmas shopping and temperatures plummeting daily, winter can often seem an altogether long and dreary season. To combat the winter blues, Grapevine… Read more »

A Guide to Birmingham’s Best Theatres

A Guide to Birmingham’s Best Theatres

One of the most exciting elements of Britain’s second city is its growing theatre scene, providing an impressive depth and variety: from musicals and opera to innovative… Read more »

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Part two of my Sunday pop-up tour, took me to the exquisite surroundings of Emma-Louise Yufera’s ‘El Borracho de Oro, Tapas and Wine Bar’ in Edgbaston. The… Read more »

Eat Vietnam pop up at The Plough review

Eat Vietnam pop up at The Plough review

The Plough Harborne, is one of Birmingham’s huge success stories. Always ahead of the game, Adam Johnson (formerly of Global Grooves Records, 52 Degrees North and Circo… Read more »

Hooked on Hookways Healthy Lunch Options In The Heart Of Brum

Hooked on Hookways Healthy Lunch Options In The Heart Of Brum

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to try some of the delicious, freshly made food on offer at Hookways; an independent, healthy food-haven, tucked… Read more »

Jordan Mackampa at The Sunflower Lounge review

Jordan Mackampa at The Sunflower Lounge review

On Sunday 3rd December 2017, Jordan Mackampa performed an intimate gig at the Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham as part of a national tour. We were invited to attend… Read more »

Theatre review 101 Dalmatians at The REP

On Tuesday evening I headed to The REP for another press night, this time it was Debbie Isitt’s stage adaptation of Dodie Smith’s 101 Dalmatians, directed by… Read more »

Tyler Bryant Live at The Castle & Falcon review

Tyler Bryant Live at The Castle & Falcon review

My Saturday nights are usually set aside for catching up with friends, possibly a city centre bar, or just a hot cocoa and an early night, however,… Read more »

The Grind Live review by Ieva Staveckaite

When Winter nights seem cold and uninviting, warmth and refuge can be found at the very top floor of the Hare and Hounds pub situated in King’s… Read more »

The Prince of Nothingwood at The Electric Cinema review

I was invited to review The Prince of Nothingwood, which was recently screened at The Electric Cinema, Birmingham. I’ve watched a fair few movies at The Electric…. Read more »

Miss Moneypenny’s at Symphony Hall review by Lisa Cooper

Miss Moneypenny’s at Symphony Hall review by Lisa Cooper

Last Friday, The Birmingham Symphony Hall, the most acoustically perfect venue in the UK, and amongst the top five in the world, was the prestigious setting of… Read more »

Tom Speight at The Sunflower Lounge by Sophie Bremner

On a windy, wintry evening in Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge welcomed KIOL and Tom Speight to the stage for an intimate and memorable performance. Alessandro Bossi, the… Read more »

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Nestled deep in the heart of the city, Victorian hideaway, The Lost & Found launches an enticing new Bottomless Brunch menu, brimming with Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and show-stopping, sumptuous… Read more »

Medea Written in Rage review by Charlotte Burholt

Medea, Written in Rage is unrelenting in its formation of the alarming and disconcerting. A sustained sense of unease is what proves it to be so thought-provoking;… Read more »

Be At One Mixes It Up With VIP Event!

Birmingham has long been known as a bustling, lively city, boasting some of the best nightlife in the UK. This week, cocktail bar Be At One in Piccadilly Arcade,… Read more »